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This instrument amends the Disability Services Act (National Standards for Disability Services) Determination 2014 to adjust the quality standards assessment for that cohort of State or eligible organisations that are providers of the current Commonwealth Disability Employment Assistance Program (known as Australian Disability Enterprises) who are also registered providers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 31 Mar 2021
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Disability Services (National Standards for Disability Services) Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Determination 2021

I, Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services, make the following determination.

Dated 25 March 2021

Anne Ruston

Minister for Families and Social Services

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Disability Services Act (National Standards for Disability Services)
Determination 2014
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1  Name

                   This instrument is the Disability Services (National Standards for Disability Services) Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Determination 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 5A of the Disability Services Act 1986.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

 

Disability Services Act (National Standards for Disability Services) Determination 2014

1  Subsection 5(1)

Omit “(1)”.

2  Subsection 5(1) (definition of Indicators of Practice)

Repeal the definition.

3  Sections 6, 7 and 8

Repeal the sections, substitute:

6  Standards for the provision of an employment service (other than supported employment services), rehabilitation programs and advocacy services

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraphs 5A(1)(b), (ba) and (c) of the Disability Services Act 1986, the standards set out in Schedule 1 to this instrument are determined as:

                     (a)  the disability employment standards to be observed by a State or eligible organisation in the provision of an employment service (other than supported employment services) referred to in Part II of the Act; and

                     (b)  the disability advocacy standards to be observed by a State or eligible organisation in the provision of an advocacy service referred to in that Part; and

                     (c)  the rehabilitation program standards to be observed by a State or eligible organisation in the provision of rehabilitation programs referred to in Part III of the Act.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection 5A(2) of the Act, the indicators of practice set out in Schedule 1 for each standard set out in that Schedule are approved as key performance indicators to be applied in assessing whether the standard has been observed by the State or eligible organisation.

7  Standards for the provision of supported employment services—States and eligible organisations that are not registered, and have not applied for registration, as NDIS providers

             (1)  This section applies in relation to a State or eligible organisation that:

                     (a)  is not registered, and has not applied for registration, as a registered NDIS provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013; and

                     (b)  provides supported employment services.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph 5A(1)(b) of the Disability Services Act 1986, the standards set out in Schedule 1 to this instrument are determined as the disability employment standards to be observed by the State or eligible organisation in the provision of supported employment services.

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection 5A(2) of the Act, the indicators of practice set out in Schedule 1 are approved as key performance indicators to be applied in assessing whether the standards have been observed by the State or eligible organisation.

8  Standards for the provision of supported employment services—States and eligible organisations that are registered, or have applied for registration, as NDIS providers

             (1)  This section applies in relation to a State or eligible organisation that:

                     (a)  is registered, or has applied for registration, as a registered NDIS provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013; and

                     (b)  provides supported employment services.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph 5A(1)(b) of the Disability Services Act 1986, the standards set out in Schedule 1 to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018 are determined as the disability employment standards to be observed by the State or eligible organisation in the provision of supported employment services.

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection 5A(2) of the Act, the indicators in Part 2 of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Quality Indicators) Guidelines 2018 are approved as key performance indicators to be applied in assessing whether the standards set out in Schedule 1 to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018 have been observed by the State or eligible organisation.